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Wilson Fellowship in Experimental Physics 2017 (Associate Scientist)

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Fermilab Batavia, IL

Batavia, IL
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree



The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two (2) years of post-doctoral experience. The Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support strong, assistant professor-level physicists early in their careers. It provides unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental physics through work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of the candidate's choice. The Fermilab experimental program includes collider physics, studies of neutrino, muon, and astroparticle physics as well as R&D and planning for experiments at future colliders and high intensity beams.

The Wilson Fellowship provides an annual salary fully competitive with a university assistant professorship. The appointment is for an initial term of three (3) years and there exists the possibility for renewal for an additional two (2) years upon completion of a successful review after the first two (2) years; thereafter, the potential exists for eventual appointment without term limit.

Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions


Demonstrated abilityto carry out independent research.

Ph.D. in Physicsor relevant subject.

2+ years of Post-Doctoral experience.

Demonstrated experience in experimental particleor astroparticle physics.

Established abilityto lead and conduct experimental measurements.

Excellent oral and writtencommunication skills as demonstrated by presentations at conferences and a strongrecord of publications in professional journals.

A distinguishing characteristic of Wilson Fellows is leadership manifested through intellectual, organizational, or technical accomplishments.

Position may includeprolonged computer work, visuallydemanding work and tight work schedules. In addition, the ability to travel by automobile and/or commercialair carrier both domestically and internationally may be required, as well as the abilityand a willingness to work in underground experimental areas.

Position may includework in confined spacesand/or with high voltage, and exposure to cryogens and ionizing radiation.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required of the position,including the ability to wear eye/face, foot,hand and hearingprotection and respirators.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via AcademicJobsOnline:

Each candidate should submit a curriculum vitae and a research statement (not to exceed five (5) pages) giving a focused description of his/her proposed research program as a Wilson Fellow. Candidates should also submit typically three or four letters of reference via AcademicJobsOnline. Up to six (6) letters will be accepted. Applications, including letters of reference, must be complete by 11:59 PM Chicago Time on Friday, October 28, 2016. Unless prior arrangements have been made with the Chair, late material will not be considered.

Additional information is available at:

Questions may be submitted via email to

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, and Tight Work Schedule.

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

Diverse People, Diverse Jobs
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Fermilab is America's premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Collaborating with scientists from around the world, we perform pioneering research, operate world-leading particle accelerators and experiments, and develop technologies for science in support of U.S. industry.
Fermilab works on the world's most advanced particle accelerators and digs down to the smallest building blocks of matter. We also probe the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking out the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Fermilab's 1,750 employees include scientists and engineers from all around the world, and we collaborate with more than 20 countries on physics experiments based in the U.S. and elsewhere. Located in Batavia, Illinois, Fermilab is managed by the Fermi Research Alliance LLC (FRA) for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. FRA is a partnership of the University of Chicago and Universities Research Association Inc., a consortium of 86 research universities. <

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